Tag: Positive Psychology

  Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50

Episode 50 – Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50 – A look back at the key themes  In celebration of 50 episodes of the podcast, Chris and Rowan look back at some of their favourite themes and topics that have come up on the podcast so far. Plus, we speak a bit about how we’ve… Read more »

  A Freer Future with Physics

Episode 49 – A Freer Future with Physics  Chris and Rowan discuss a number of concepts from quantum physics and how they relate to psychology and our mental health. What quantum physics teaches us is that the world is not black and white and there are some spooky notions that present themselves in the… Read more »

  Overcoming has its Silver Linings

An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.

  Resilient Grieving with Dr Lucy Hone

Episode 48 – Resilient Grieving with Dr Lucy Hone  Chris and Rowan are joined by grief and resilience expert Dr Lucy Hone. Lucy is an author, researcher, Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and presenter of one of the best Ted Talks on the internet. Lucy’s best-selling book, Resilient Grieving,… Read more »

  It’s a Time for Compassion

This article describes the stress-relieving power of showing compassion in our relationships. For a more in-depth discussion about these themes, please listen to our podcast episode, Strengthening Self-Compassion. You can listen on the player below or on your favourite podcast player.  For more episodes of our practice podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, click… Read more »

  Strengthening Self-Compassion

Episode 46 – Strengthening Self-Compassion  Chris and Rowan talk about an important topic, self-compassion. We discuss some reasons why people may not be particularly self-compassionate and then talk about some strategies for boosting your own self-compassion, especially when dealing with guilt and shame. This Week’s Links  Addressing Guilt and Shame with Self-Compassion – clinical… Read more »

  Self-Compassion Bolsters our Mental Health

Self-compassion is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Most of us will suffer from at least some form of mental distress at some point in our lives that could warrant some external help, especially after intense or prolonged periods of stress. There is now much less stigma associated with seeking help for such difficulties… Read more »

  Supporting a Sense of Agency

Episode 45 – Supporting a Sense of Agency  Chris and Rowan discuss the idea of encouraging personal agency in a mental health context. How can we gain more personal agency in order to achieve heightened wellbeing? This podcast episode was motivated by a presentation from Martin Seligman, a pioneer in positive psychology. We talk… Read more »

  Agency Helps Us In Tough Times

An article about a main theme from the recent World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association – the importance of having a sense of agency, especially when facing adversity.

  The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing

Episode 40 – The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing  Chris and Rowan build on the topic of placebo and talk about some of the stories related to the healing power of the mind. There are many stories of people miraculously healing themselves such as when they’ve been told they will never… Read more »